Month: March 2020

  • A Question on Racism

    [A reader made the following inquiry.] Q. Please share with me Qur’an and Hadith verses and authoritative Islamic Commentary on Race/Racism, etc. (via .pdf or otherwise) demarcative of the limit beyond which The Deity requires absolutely no thought or action greater than mere disagreement with the clearest of wrongdoing in one’s own heart. A. From […]

  • News and Analysis (3/29/20)

    The Saudi monarchy “put dozens of Palestinian activists on trial” on charges of supporting the winners of the last free and fair election in Palestine, which Riyadh calls “terrorist group”: Why Houthis Offered Saudi POWs Swap for Jailed Palestinians (Al-Jazeera) Iran is among countries India agreed to help fight the pandemic … India’s Health Diplomacy […]

  • News and Analysis (3/26/20)

    Israel agreed to release Palestinian withheld tax revenue as PA faces major challenges to contain the coronavirus … Palestinians Launch Initiatives to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak (Al-Monitor) … but has yet to “release sums to … employees that had been paid … by … employers to cover … sick days”: Palestinians Employed in Israel Left Jobless, […]

  • News and Analysis (3/23/20)

    Counter-intuitively, the Indonesian VP wants medical personnel exempt from ritual requirements to wash before prayers during the pandemic: Vice President Demands Muslim Clerics Support Covid-19 Mitigation Tactics (Jakarta Globe) Amid violence through the Middle East, Canadian Jews, Christians, and Muslims are showing solidarity and working together to support their community: The Jewish-Muslim Team Providing Sharia […]

  • News and Analysis (3/21/20)

    India’s cruel grip on Kashmir is exacerbating the threat of the coronavirus: COVID-19 Information Blackout Hitting Kashmir Hard (Andalou Agency) People Arriving in Kashmir Complain of Poor Arrangements at Quarantine Centres (Deccan Herald) Amid Lack of Protective Gear, Two Doctors in Kashmir Turn Coronavirus Suspects (Deccan Herald) After a five year absence, Sinead O’Connor finds […]

  • News and Analysis (3/18/20)

    Despite a “dire warning” … Coronavirus Latest: Iran Warns that ‘Millions’ Could Die of Virus if People Ignore Guidance (Press Herald) … “An Islamist group broke open the door of the door of the Qom mausoleum, which honours Reza’s sister Fatima Masumeh” ignoring Rouhani’s advice that pilgrims connect to four closed holy sites “in spirit” […]

  • News and Analysis (3/15/20)

    As American mosques ruminated over whether to cancel Friday prayers in the face of the coronavirus … Mosques Cancel Friday Prayers as Leaders Face a Dilemma of Whether to Close (Washington Post) … FCNA notes, “Quarantine, social isolation, travel bans, restricted movement, visitations, congregation and socialization are among the precautionary and preventive measures” are found […]

  • News and Analysis (3/11/20)

    The story of how Palestinian women cope with the unbearable living conditions Israeli has imposed upon Gaza: Overcoming the Odds: Five Women, Five Stories of Entrepreneurship and Ingenuity. Gaza, 2020 (B’tselem) 19th century British women were active in the religious development of the Muslim community, a forgotten legacy: The Forgotten Women Who Helped to Build British Islam […]

  • News and Analysis (3/8/20)

    MbS shuts down the pilgrimage sites … Saudi Empties Islam’s Holiest Site for ‘Sterilisation’ (AFP / Yahoo) … and arrests potential political challengers: Four Prominent Saudi Royals Arrested in Apparent Bid by Crown Prince to Consolidate Power (Washington Post) Israel army snipers bragging about shooting dozens of unarmed Palestinian in the knee, many of them […]

  • News and Analysis (3/6/20)

    In a panel discussion for the CPAC on International religious freedom, Trump’s trip to India was described as great and the anti-Muslim Violence as a “not-one sided conflict” … Amid an Anti-Muslim Pogrom In India, A Search for Any Concern at CPAC (Huffington Post) … oblivious to the fact that “[t]he anti-Muslim ideology of the RSS is […]

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